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Judge Donald Alsop (’52), John Gould (’53) Named Distinguished Alumni

The Minnesota Law Review has named Judge Donald D. Alsop (’52) and John Gould (’53) to receive its Distinguished Alumni Award for 2013, given for exceptional contributions to the profession and to the greater good of society. The awards will be presented at the Law Review's annual banquet on April 11, 2013, at Windows on Minnesota (IDS Center) in Minneapolis.

Kyle Hawkins (’09) to Clerk for Justice Alito

Kyle Hawkins (’09) to Clerk for Justice Alito

Kyle Hawkins (’09), currently an associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Washington, D.C., has done some traveling over the years. But he won't have to go far to get to his new post. Just a few blocks south from the firm's office and a left on Constitution Avenue will bring him to the U.S. Supreme Court building, where he has accepted a clerkship with Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., beginning July 2013.

Michael Wolff (’70) Named Dean of St. Louis University School of Law

Michael Wolff (’70) Named Dean of St. Louis University School of Law

Michael A. Wolff (’70), a professor and co-director of the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Law at St. Louis University (SLU) School of Law, has been named the school's new dean, effective immediately.

Jay Conison (’81) Named Dean of Charlotte School of Law

Jay Conison (’81) Named Dean of Charlotte School of Law

Jay Conison (’81), dean at Valparaiso University School of Law since 1998, was selected to be the new dean at the Charlotte School of Law, effective April 15, 2013.

Pamela Alexander (’77) Appointed to Minnesota's Fourth Judicial District Court

Pamela Alexander (’77) Appointed to Minnesota's Fourth Judicial District Court

Gov. Mark Dayton has appointed Pamela G. Alexander (’77), president of the Minnesota Council on Crime and Justice, to the bench of Minnesota's Fourth Judicial District (Hennepin County), replacing recently retired Senior Judge Robert A. Blaeser (’79). "Her legal expertise, acquired through nearly 30 years of experience on the bench, has prepared her well for this new role," Dayton said in his appointment statement.

Karen Duncan (’88) Named to Third Judicial District Bench

Karen Duncan (’88) Named to Third Judicial District Bench

Gov. Mark Dayton has appointed Karen R. Duncan (’88) to Minnesota's Third Judicial District Court, replacing retiring Judge Casey J. Christian. Her chambers will be in the Steele County Court House, Owatonna.

Law School Mourns Passing of Murray Galinson (’61)

Law School Mourns Passing of Murray Galinson (’61)

Businessman and philanthropist Murray L. Galinson (’61) passed away Jan. 3, 2013, at age 75 in San Diego following surgery to remove a tumor. The Minnesota native was president and CEO of San Diego National Bank for 25 years (1984-2009) and a deeply involved community and political leader.

Law School Bids Farewell to A.W. Clausen (’49)

Law School Bids Farewell to A.W. Clausen (’49)

Alden Winship "Tom" Clausen (’49), a former executive with Bank of America and the World Bank, passed away Jan. 22, 2013, in a hospital in Burlingame, Calif., of complications from pneumonia. He was 89. A devoted advocate of international cooperation, he was involved in numerous educational, foreign policy, and economic organizations and received the University's Outstanding Achievement Award in 1971.

Alumni Events

Spring Alumni Weekend

Spring Alumni Weekend

Spring Alumni Weekend is scheduled for April 19-20, 2013. The annual weekend of festivities involves several events open to the entire alumni community, as well as special reunion events for the classes of pre-1963, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, and 2008. If you are interested in getting involved with your class committee or have questions about your reunion or Spring Alumni Weekend, contact Dinah Zebot, Director of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving, at 612-626-8671 or dczebot@umn.edu. More information is available online at http://community.law.umn.edu/saw.

Alumni Career Workshop Series

Are you currently searching for a job or considering a career transition? There are still two more chances to take advantage of the Alumni Career Workshops hosted by the Law School's Career Center and Office of Advancement. "Alternative Careers for Lawyers: Business Careers" will be held on Saturday, April 20, from 1:30-3:00 p.m., and "Advanced Leadership Skills for Lawyers: Delegation" will be held on Wednesday, May 8, from 5:00-6:30 p.m.

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